Telecom

February 16, 2020

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Telefónica ‘O2’ UK Selects Mavenir Virtualized IMS

Mavenir, the leader in accelerating and redefining mobile network economics transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that Telefónica UK (FWB: O2UK) is deploying Mavenir’s virtualized IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution (vIMS) for VoLTE and VoWiFi in their nationwide Data Centers Infrastructure, which is based on the Telefónica Group blueprint for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture.

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February 13, 2020

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SES’s and Gilat Telecom restore internet connectivity in DRC

Gilat Telecom and SES have announced that they have restored internet connectivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut.

The recent cable cuts affected much of Sub-Saharan Africa, causing internet outages and slow speeds. The swift restoration to bring the service back to Gilat Telecom’s DRC customers was achieved by leveraging unparalleled high-throughput, low-latency"...

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February 8, 2020

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GSMA Provides Latest Update on Coronavirus

The GSMA regret to see Ericsson’s decision not to attend MWC Barcelona this year as they are an important player in our ecosystem. We respect their decision and are reassured by their commitment that they will be at MWC Barcelona 2021 in full force and our rebook trends for next year’s event remain high. Ericsson’s cancellation will have some impact on our presence at this time and will potentially have further impact.

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February 8, 2020

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GSMA Update Information on Coronavirus

The GSMA continues to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on MWC Barcelona 2020. The GSMA confirms that there remains minimal impact on the event thus far. MWC Barcelona 24-27 February 2020, will proceed as planned, across all venues at Fira Gran Via Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet, including YoMo and Four Years From Now (4YFN).

Spain, the City of Barcelona and the GSMA look forward to welcoming attendees"...

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February 1, 2020

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WorldRemit partners with Wizall Money to launch Senegal’s first mobile money transfer service

Online money transfer company WorldRemit has joined forces with Wizall Money to launch its first mobile money transfer service to Senegal.

WorldRemit saves the Senegalese community living abroad time and money as they do not have to visit a traditional money transfer agent and pay expensive fees to send money home. Instead, using the WorldRemit app or website, they can send funds online 24/7.

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January 26, 2020

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9mobile launches Artificial Intelligence customer assistant

Nigeria’s telecommunication company 9mobile has reaffirmed its commitment to a superior experience for its customers with the launch of 'Enin', a personal digital customer assistant on the 9mobile network.

'Enin', an Artificial Intelligence-enabled chatbot solution, is the first-of-its-kind by any Nigerian telco which provides virtual assistance to customers and interacts with them as a human would.

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January 22, 2020

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ZTE and MTN start 5G network trial in Uganda

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has announced that ZTE and MTN Uganda have jointly launched the first 5G SA network in East Africa, demonstrating 5G use cases at an event themed 'Experience the Future Together', taking place in the Nyonyi Garden, Kampala, Uganda.

ZTE and MTN Uganda have showcased a high-speed 5G SA network under the"...

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January 22, 2020

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STC Selects MATRIXX Software, Celfocus and STC Solutions to Power Jawwy, STC’s Digital-First Mobile Brand

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a world-class digital leader, today announced it is partnering with MATRIXX Software to drive continued growth for its Jawwy brand. STC Solutions is the prime contractor for this project and System Integrator (SI) Celfocus has been selected for delivery. As a digital-first solution, Jawwy represents the future in consumer mobility by delivering a rich and unique customer experience, anchored on a future-ready 5G digital stack capable of powering digital customer engagement at scale. By deploying the MATRIXX Digital Commerce platform, Jawwy will have the ability to digitalize customer engagement, simplify customer journeys and provide better and more comprehensive experiences. STC recognized the importance of evolving the Jawwy offerings to keep pace with their mobile-savvy customers. MATRIXX has proven success bringing customers into production quickly and cost......

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January 21, 2020

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Safaricom and Ria Money Transfer to power international money transfers with M-PESA

Safaricom has partnered with Ria Money Transfer, subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. to empower more than 26 million M-PESA customers to conveniently receive international money transfers from over 20 countries across the world.

A global leader in cross-border money transfers, Ria has the second largest money transfer network in the world with 389,000 locations across 161 countries. Thanks to Ria’s seamless technology, customers can enjoy"...

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January 21, 2020

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Liquid Telecom to launch first 5G wholesale roaming network service in South Africa

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is to launch the first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa.

Available from early 2020 in all major South African cities, this latest fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity will enable wholesale operators to create innovative, ultra-fast and scalable digital services for their customers.

The 5G wholesale network"...

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